Due to Covid-19 I am offering online sessions - email or ring for details - Joanna
I'm an accredited Systemic Psychotherapist (Family Therapist) and Organisational Consultant working for over 20 years consulting with local GPs, voluntary and statutory organisations.
Such consultation has not only involved therapy and workshops for service users but also team-building, skill-building and debriefing for professionals.
I'm an affiliate therapist of the Clanwilliam Institute and Workplace Options Ireland (Employee Assistance Provider)
As research associate with the Keenaghan Collaborative our most recent publication was an evaluation of the Mojo Kildare Creating Male Space Project which was funded by the National Office for Suicide Prevention in 2016.
I was also joint author on the National Best Practice Guidelines on Social Prescribing (2012) on behalf of the HSE West and the National Office for Suicide Prevention (NOSP).
In 2009, the Irish Journal of Family Law published my research into the impacts of professional choices on children’s voices and resilience. I subsequently presented my research in this area to the International Society of Family Law Conference in 2010.
In addition to my therapeutic and consultation work I've lectured at both undergraduate and postgraduate level on topics such as sociology, family studies, mental health, conflict resolution.
I was pathway leader on the MA Family, Youth & Child programme in St. Angela’s college Sligo.
I coordinated the Postgraduate Certificate and MA in Mediation and Conflict Resolution accredited by NUI Galway also in St.Angela’s.
I continue to supervise Masters degree research students with NUIG, UCC and DCU.
As a workshop facilitator with both the public and professionals, I bring my systems thinking and sense of fun to my facilitation.
Topics have ranged from Building Family Resilience, Anger Management, Conflict Resolution, Parenting, Sexual Health, Relationship Maintenance, Bereavement, Coping with Illness, Team Building/Debriefing Professionals Support - Supporting other professionals in working with clients and service users in many different contexts.
· The Keenaghan Collaborative. 2016. Evaluation of Mojo Kildare: A Programme for Unemployed Men Experiencing Distress.
· HSE/NOSP Sweeney, J. (2013) CAMHS Sligo/ Leitrim Community Services Literature Review, Keenaghan Research and Communications/HSE
· Keenaghan, C., Sweeney, J. and McGowan, B. (2012) Care Options for Primary Care: The development of best practice information and guidance on Social Prescribing for Primary Care Teams, HSE West
Sweeney, J. and Keenaghan, C. (2009) Impacts of Professional Choices: Promoting Resilience in Children in Court Related Child Assessments through Practices Relating to Empowerment and Enlightenment, Irish Journal of Family Law, Volume
National University of Ireland Galway, St.Angela's College Sligo
Mater Misericordiae Hospital Dublin
Irish Hospice Foundation & Royal College of Surgeons
HSE NW Health Promotion Unit & NUIG
Irish Training & Education Centre